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Nyland, Chris; Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Scholars who analyse the policies that provide for the rights of international students have tended to focus on challenges posed by racism, discrimination and unjustified stereotyping. This discussion has focussed overwhelmingly on the higher education sector but recently has begun to be extended to vocational and training education (VET). We…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Rights, Consumer Education, Vocational Education
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Coetzer, Alan; Susomrith, Pattanee; Ampofo, Emmanuel Twumasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Small businesses are characterised by resources constraints; therefore, their managers need to know the exact nature of additional benefits, beyond knowledge and skill acquisition, that might accrue from employee participation in different types of learning activities. However, research that simultaneously examines the attitudinal and behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Workplace Learning
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Billett, Stephen; Choy, Sarojni; Hodge, Steven – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
In Australia, the relatively low standing of vocational education and the occupations it serves is of growing concern. This standing is held to contribute to an increased number of young people preferring to engage in higher education and to look past vocational education as a potential post-school pathway. Consequently, there are skill shortages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Status, Occupations
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Hodge, Steven; Smith, Ray – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although vocational education and training (VET) is often sidelined in policy debates about innovation and how to promote it, some research and theory highlights ways the sector does contribute. VET can be, for example, positioned as an instrument of 'knowledge diffusion' and thereby an active element in so-called 'innovation systems'. But the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Placement, Job Placement, Case Studies
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Choy, Sarojni; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The study reported here used a practice theory lens to understand vocational education and training (VET) teachers' current practices in supporting integration of learning in educational institutions and workplaces -- specifically for refugee and migrant students. A case study was conducted with 10 teachers delivering aged care programmes in South…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
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Clarke, Patricia; Henning, Joerg; Coleman, Glen; Schull, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In Australia, the inception of veterinary technology, as a higher education discipline underpinning an emerging, mid-tier paraveterinary field, reflected global trends for more highly educated veterinary paraprofessionals to meet changing societal demands. In this study, veterinary technology graduates were surveyed about their experiences in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Veterinary Medicine, Paraprofessional Personnel, Allied Health Personnel
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Locke, Patrick; Maton, Karl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Contemporary education reforms that draw ideas from the political and economic fields are said to be altering the nature of vocational education. While there are substantial policy studies on the effects of marketisation reforms, fewer analyse the perspectives of vocational educators on such reforms. How vocational educators negotiate the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Commercialization, Educational Change, Vocational Education
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van Mourik, Greg; Wilkin, Carla L. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Professional accrediting bodies and accounting education reviews have long expressed concerns about student capabilities and learning outcomes, including the ability to apply knowledge and make reasoned judgements. In response, we report on a new design that uses a web of threshold concepts to guide curriculum development. With an associated focus…
Descriptors: Accounting, Curriculum Design, Active Learning, Business Administration Education
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Flower, Rebecca L.; Hedley, Darren; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Autistic adults are willing and able employees but face a number of barriers to gaining and maintaining meaningful employment, one of which is a lack of exposure to work experience and workplace training opportunities. A case study of an autism specific employment program is presented, which provided an opportunity for autistic candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Applicants, Adults
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Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Cabrera, Patricia Pariona; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In this study, we argue that effective workplace education and training is critical to support workers with intellectual disability (WWID) at work. Moreover, we contend that it is workplace learning that prepares WWID for future career development and opportunities to enrol in and gain vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Workplace Learning
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Gekara, Victor; Snell, Darryn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
As job security declines and precarious employment arrangements become more prevalent, transferable skills have become vital for job seeking success. In recognition of this issue, many governments are seeking to redesign their training systems in ways that transferable skills become better emphasised. This paper examines the challenges of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Occupational Mobility, Vocational Education
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Barber, Tracy; Netherton, Clare – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Research was undertaken to understand the experiences of students entering the University of Technology Sydney through vocational education pathways, with the aim of improving transition support for these students. A theme which emerged was the pivotal role played by the students' vocational education teachers in facilitating their students'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Student Role, Vocational Education Teachers
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Paton, Rachael M.; Scanlan, Joel D.; Fluck, Andrew E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The uptake of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been substantial and they continue to flourish as an educational delivery model. Much of the available literature regarding student retention and completions in MOOCs comes from university-designed courses. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has lagged behind its university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
There is an increasing volume of international students enrolled in the vocational education and training sector in many countries. However, questions of ethnicity and identity in VET have not been explicitly examined in relation to this group. This paper offers some valuable insights into the complex and varying ways in which ethnicity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Ethnicity
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Webb, Sue; Faine, Miriam; Pardy, John; Roy, Reshmi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in a policy and institutional sense plays an important role in the migration experiences of people who settle in Australia. This article draws on qualitative empirical work using narrative accounts from VET practitioners along with a cross section of ethnically diverse migrants to reveal how race and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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